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How to negotiate a great property deal out there?

Buying a property in a buyer’s market is a lot easier than buying in a seller’s market. With abundant properties, slow-moving sales, and low prices, you can snag a good deal even with rusty negotiation skills. Unfortunately, the Australian property market is not currently a buyer’s paradise. Across the country, prices have been steadily risin...

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Tips for Buying at Auction – Part 4

Auction Tip No.5 Now my fifth tip is if you're actually a bit fearful or have some anxiety around the auction process, why not engage the services of a professional buyers agent? Because Buyers Agents are generally in the field all week, looking at properties and have attended and bid at hundreds and hundreds of auctions. So you can actually tap i...

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Buying at Auction in a Hot Property Market

>> Play Audio here   With the Property Market getting more competitive, you need everything you have to make sure you get across the line in an auction. In this episode of Real Estate Talk, Kevin Turner interviews Bryce and asked him for some tips on buying at auction in a hot property market. Here's a snippet of the interview: "K...

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Bidding at Auctions between Now and Christmas

>> Play Audio Here   Christmas and New Year is getting close but never let those deter you from bidding at an auction for the property that you think ticks all the boxes. In this episode of Real Estate Talk, Kevin Turner interviews Bryce and asked him for some tips auction during Christmas period. Here's a snippet of the interview: ...

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Tips for Buying at Auction – Part 3

Auction Tip No.4 Now my fourth tip is actually, don't be afraid of the Auction process because I know a lot of buyers are really scared off by bidding at auction. It's a really transparent process. If we're buying something at a private sale, say the agent rings you up and say, "Hey, I've got 2 people interested and I need you to put your best and...

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Tips for Buying at Auction – Part 2

Auction Tip No.3 The third tip for anyone looking to buy a property at auction is to get your ducks in a row. First is finance. I know it sounds very straightforward and simple but the amount of people who actually do turn up at auction without having their finance done is really does amaze me. But the other thing is you need to have it look at...

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Tips for Buying at Auction – Part 1

I find that lots of buyers are really reluctant to go to auction and to be honest, for good reasons because its largely a process that favors the seller and of course, the auctioneer. But here's five tips that I can give you to help you better prepare for when you're buying your next property at auction.   Auction Tip No.1 The first one i...

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Sometimes bidding at auction can really pay off

Many buyers like to shy away from auctions altogether, eliminating even the potential for securing that particular asset. It’s fair to say that most buyers tremble at the thought of having to fight it out in a public place, where agent ‘spin’ and underquoting can confuse even the most organised of buyers. But the reality is that most VENDORS...

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Auction: A Love Hate Relationship

Understanding why there's such a love-hate relationship in why buyers and sellers don't really like the auction process but the real estate agents do is really understanding what's in it for the real estate agent and the first thing is basically, vendor paid advertising for them personally and their business's brand. They've got the big billboards ...

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Top 3 Tips for Buying Property at Auction

I must admit, I‘m incredibly fortunate to enjoy the professional life that I do.  I get significant job satisfaction in my role as Director of Empower Wealth helping our clients achieve their financial goals through residential property investment - as was recently featured in the cover story of the March Money Magazine  “Earn $2,500 per week...

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An early Christmas present?

We are engaged by property buyers for several reasons; ranging from investors who wish to be steered in the right direction for their investment purchases, through to clients who feel their blood run cold at the thought of bidding at auction. In fact, many buyers flick through the pages on the real estate search engines and dismiss properties that...

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Why are people so scared of auctions?

It’s true. Melbournians are scared of auctions. For some, the very idea of an auction sends adrenaline rushing, but for others it throws a great property listing onto the scrapheap before they have even seen it in real life. We constantly field questions about auctions and introduce ideas for clients to combat some of their auction concerns. ...

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